warehouse computer distroyer

From: Jules Richardson <julesrichardsonuk_at_yahoo.co.uk>
Date: Fri Feb 25 09:10:19 2005

On Wed, 2005-02-23 at 11:13 -0800, Paxton Hoag wrote:
> This is common at goodwill too, here in Oregon. Almost as soon as the
> stuff hits the bins it is dissasembled and stripped, mostly for CPUs

Happens with the local computer recycling place* too - anything that
isn't a PC gets stripped for any memory and disks, cases go to the
crusher and any PCBs go off to the gold merchants.

Such equipment isn't even listed anywhere in case anyone interested in
it complete before it gets smashed up. Makes me wonder what money the
guy's making on such items - not a lot I imagine.

*I've found another local place who I haven't tried approaching about
saving any oddball classics yet. The chap who runs this one seems
friendly enough though (and kindly rang round all his contacts for me
looking for the 486 machines that I'm trying to get together)


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